Start or Grow Your Veteran-Owned Business
Through our partnership with Veterans Florida, the Veterans Florida Entrepreneurship Program offers qualified veterans a tuition-free, online and on-campus instruction designed to match up with your level of knowledge and your busy schedule.
The program provides three pathways of instruction. The first pathway comprises online lessons that will familiarize you with basic terminology and concepts. The second pathway offers specialized workshops held on the campuses of our six academic partners. The third pathway is an advanced on-campus program that delves more deeply into all aspects of entrepreneurship.
Discover (Online Courses)
Learn the basics of entrepreneurship at your own pace with our online curriculum. Perfect for veterans contemplating entrepreneurship. Open to all vets.
Explore (On-Campus Workshops)
2-3 hour workshops held at UCF Business Incubation Program at 12201 Research Parkway, Room 211, Orlando, FL 32826. Ideal for those with early-stage ideas or companies. Open to all vets. Our workshop schedule for Fall 2017 is as follows:
- October 4, 2017 – 4:30pm-6:30pm – Introduction to Entrepreneurship
- October 18, 2017- 4:30pm-6:30pm – Recognizing Opportunities
- November 15, 2017 – 4:30pm-6:30pm -Cash-Flow and Seeking Funds
- December 13, 2017 – 4:30pm-6:30pm – So You Want to Start a Business?
- January 17, 2017 – 4:30pm-6:30pm – Marketing
- TBD: Networking Fundamentals
Please register to attend.
Master (Advanced Program)
60 hours of in-class training held at one of our six participating institutions of higher education designed to prepare participants for all elements of entrepreneurship. For veterans with well-defined business ideas or early-stage companies. Veterans learn to test and validate their ideas or business concepts using the Business Model Canvas and Lean Startup Methodology. Acceptance required.
The advanced program will take place from February 2018 to May 2018. Seats are limited. Apply today. The selection process will run from August 2017 until January 2018.
Veterans entrepreneurs gain access to the region’s entrepreneurial ecosystem and support network through one-on-one coaching and ongoing workshops on topics relevant to emerging businesses.